This Analyst Recently Issued Research Note On The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

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As of Wednesday close, The Kraft Heinz Company’s (NASDAQ:KHC) stock was down -$0.06, moving down -0.15 percent to $38.90. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,019,840 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.21 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,844,125, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,142,614.

Since last month, KHC stock rose 4.96%. Shares of the company fell to $35.70 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $44.87 was reached on 05/10/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.73. Since the beginning of this year, KHC’s stock price has risen by 8.36% or $3.00, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -13.31% since its 52-week high.

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KHC stock investors should be aware that The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 98 days ago on Aug 19. La Lande Rashida, the EVP, Global GC & CSCAO of the company, disposed of 30,000 shares for $38.36 on Aug 19. It resulted in a $1,150,803 divestment by the insider. Garlati Vince sold 19,938 shares at an average price of $38.43 on Aug 17. The insider now owns 94,843 shares following the transaction. On Jul 29, EVP, Global GC & CSCAO La Lande Rashida sold 3,500 shares at $36.56 apiece. The transaction was valued at $127,960.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has a P/E ratio of about 49.18. The stock’s beta is 0.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.83, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.99, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 29.67 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.40. On Friday February 22 2019, a $0.2250 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, The Kraft Heinz Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.40, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.42. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 31.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 9.40%. Based on annual data, KHC earned $8.68 billion in gross profit and brought in $26.04 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.50%.

In The Kraft Heinz Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $19.3 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KHC’s revenue rose 2.78% to $6.55 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.5 billion. While analysts expected The Kraft Heinz Company to report $0.56 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.63 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 12.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $976.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Kraft Heinz Company were 41.69 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $21.13 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.22 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Kraft Heinz Company’s (KHC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 18.03%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.91% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Kraft Heinz Company price is up by +3.21% percent or $1.21. At present, KHC shares trade +5.39% above its 20-day simple moving average and +2.05% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.27% above its SMA50 and +11.33% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 90.51% and Stochastic coefficient D was 80.37%, while ATR was 0.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 94.73% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.47%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.91, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.87.

Analyst Ratings

Exane BNP Paribas launched its rating on The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) to a Neutral in a note to investors on November 15, 2022. The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, KHC is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate The Kraft Heinz Company stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $42.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $36.00 – $48.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) will achieve an average price target of $42.18.


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